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Joan and her Golden Retriever Kai

Dr. Joan Weir, N.D.,(ret)  has retired from being an active Naturopath after 30 years in practice. She used energetic mind/body modalities as well as traditional diets and supplements. She has been a student of nature-based traditions for many years with the privilege of having wonderful teachers to lead her towards her own growth and healing. She is a graduate of the Nine Gates Mystery School and has completed an eleven-day Vision Quest in the Inyo Mountains of California. Joan has been a student of the Animas Valley Institute in Colorado, learning Soulcraft practices. She has completed her four-year study with the Four Winds Society, which is an international research and training organization preserving a thousand-year-old tradition of knowledge from Incan elders whose goal is personal and planetary healing. Joan is becoming a practitioner of shamanic energy healing techniques.

She had an immersion with a renowned Chilean Medicine Woman (LuzClara), who continues to guide Joan in the ways of Divine Feminine energies of the open heart, for each other and the earth.  While staying with LuzClara in her mountain home, Joan was guided to her medicine name: Ayuna. This name encompasses the energy of the loving heart. AyunaJoan is the name that connects Joan's medicines together.

All of her experiences with these many teachers blend to give Joan a deeper approach to her healing work.

Joan has a long history as a competitive athlete as well as a teacher and trainer. She works with land and found objects to design settings that can be used for spiritual practices; e.g., labyrinths, meditative structures, pathways and gardens. During the past few years she has also become an accredited Bioenergy Healer and Teacher: see the workshop below.


an introductory workshop

 Learn what energy is and how our health is affected by the flow of energy and how you can actively direct this natural flow.

Learn the basic Bio Energy Healing techniques so you can use them to help heal yourself, family and friends.

Bio Energy Healing is an effective holistic technique based on the understanding that each of us is a complex interactive energy system.

Ancient wisdom teaches us that our life force exists in every part of every cell in our bodies.

Disease indicates an imbalance in this life force that flows freely when healthy.

Bio Energy Healing is a series of hand movements around the body to increase the flow of this energy….to release blockages and return this natural healing flow back to balance.

Widely recognized as one of the most powerful healing methods ever developed, Bio Energy Healing is relatively easy to learn.

You will learn to see, feel, and manipulate the energy fields of the body in order to induce healing. We were all born to be healers!!

           A one-day introductory workshop is available: Contact Ayuna Joan for details.

            Most recently, Joan has had the privilege of studying Chi Gong with Master Teresa Yeung. Master Teresa is an internationally recognized Master of Chi Gong. She is the founder of Pureland International Qi Gong and the Seventh Happiness School of Chi Gong, a certified private institution. She is the sole successor of Grand Master Weizhao Wu's lineage. It is extremely rare that a female becomes the successor of a distinquished Chi Gong Master.

             Joan continues to offer her Energy Medicine teachings and ceremonies, and is licensed to conduct wedding ceremonies.

"I have an endless curiosity and sense of wonder for the mystery and magic of the human spirit. I live in the Algonquin Highlands. It has become a passion of mine to discover how to honor the uniqueness of each of us in ceremonies of all kinds. I am thrilled to help create and participate with anyone marking special occasions with personal expressions of ritual and ceremony. Weddings are a specialty. I continually learn from teachers and mentors from many traditions as well as the daily discoveries from the Earth. I live, play work and grow spiritually in life so close to the natural world."

Joan is a perpetual student of the Earth and all its mysteries and imagination, especially those beyond our ordinary perceptions of reality.